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  • Los Angeles Film Festival: Watch exclusive trailer

    Los Angeles Film Festival: Watch exclusive trailer
    The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled a new trailer for this year's fest, paying homage to the diverse creative community that calls the city home and inspires the annual event, now in its 20th year. Debuting exclusively on latimes.com, the trailer...
  • Why Festivals Should be Giving Film Funders Awards

    The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers. Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
  • Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker

    Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker
    Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's SundanceĀ Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year. Now its writer-director,...
  • L.A. Film Festival adds 'Train Your Dragon 2,' '22 Jump Street'

    A pair of late-breaking, high-profile additions to the Los Angeles Film Festival have been announced: the animated fantasy-adventure "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and the buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street." On June 9, two days before the festival proper...
  • Diverse themes characterize UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

    Diverse themes characterize UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema
    Tumultuous marriages, father-son relationships and film censorship are just three of the themes explored in the 12 Iranian films featured at this year's UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Beginning Thursday, the series will show the films at the...
  • Tribeca Film Fest Has Lost Its Footing But Found Its Calling

    Compared to other sprocket operas of its size and stature, the Tribeca Film Festival is still an astonishingly young to-do. Founded in 2002, the event has only just entered its teens, and like any entity that age, its identity remains in flux. I say...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'

    Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'
    "Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
  • Review: A family feud turns deadly in 'Blue Ruin'

    Review: A family feud turns deadly in 'Blue Ruin'
    "Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it. Before Dwight...
  • Steve Earle talks about music, books, movies and duet with Shawn Colvin

     
    Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
  • Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'

    Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'
    Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this: Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...